The manufacturer of the DML 2000-XR has provided highly reliable magnetometers to NASA, NOAA and various military programs for over 25 years. In fact, this rugged locator is designed by the same engineers that designed the Schonstedt GA-32 & GA-52 series magnetic locators.
The state-of-the-art DML 2000-XR packs all of its sophisticated electronics in an incredibly light 1.6 lb package. Shock-mounted sensors maintain proper alignment—even when exposed to physical abuse. The unit has six sensitivity settings for better control. Normal locates are performed on setting three, while settings one & two will be used for larger and/or stronger magnetic targets. Settings four and five are for relatively weak or smaller targets. Setting 6 has a sensitivity more than double that of units without extended range (XR) capabilities. A piezoelectric speaker idles at 20 Hz when no magnetic objects are present. Whenever the DML 2000-XR detects a ferromagnetic object, the output frequency increases until it peaks directly over the target (approx. 3500 Hz).
The DML 2000-XR will operate up to 120 hours using four AA batteries. A low battery LED alerts the operator when they have 20 to 25 hours of battery life remaining. Each locator includes a hard shell carrying case, a spare set of batteries and an operating manual. Dimensions are 42-1/2"L x 3-3/4"W x 1-3/4"D.
The DML 2000-XRM Magnetic Locator has all of the standard features of the DML 2000-XR, plus an easily readable LCD digital panel meter. The digital display provides an exact numeric readout with a separate polarity indicator that can be even more useful to the experienced professional.